Veteran Labour politician Michael Meacher left a fortune of £5.2 million – but debts of more than £1 million, the probate office has revealed.
After his outstanding affairs were settled, he left £4,181,811 on trust for his wife Lucianne Meacher and the four children of his first marriage.
Meacher, 75, died on October 20 last year after a career in the House of Commons spanning 45 years, serving under six party leaders.
Looks like it was all made on the taxpayer’s dime too, doesn’t it? Anyone know of him having another job than “public service”?
And does “in trust” mean no inheritance tax?